Thursday, April 15, 2010

My "new thing"

Ok so this post isnt very baby related, but anyway...

I have always liked cooking, but I have been doing alot more of it lately. I started making my own bread and its so very yummy! Last night I tried a recipe for Zuppa Tuscana - I never need to go to Olive Garden again! As I made the soup I kept looking at it and think this is not looking good... It doesnt even smell like Olive garden's soup! Well the 2 last steps when I added the cream and kale - Bam! Instant yumminess (If Emerill & Rachael Ray had a kid they would say Bam instant yumminess I think LOL). So if anyone wants the recipe for this soup let me know.

Oh here's your baby tidbit... You cant eat this soup while holding the baby or she might end up with Kale on her head LOL it didnt happen but it was close ;P

Zuppa Tuscana

2 lbs ground sausage (I used 1 hot & one mild)
1/2 pkg bacon or 4 Tbs bacon bits
1 small-medium onion - chopped
3 cloves of garlic about 2 tbs minced (i may have said that wrong, but when you buy garlic at the store you need 3 of the parts off the garlic)
6 medium potatoes
8 cups of chicken broth or 8 cups of water & 4 chicken bullion cubes (I used 4 cups of broth and 4 cups of water w/ 2 cubes)
2 cups of cream
3/4 bunch of kale chopped or torn (about 4-5 cups)

Cook sausage in pan drain and set aside for later use (I didnt drain well enough and my soup was kind of orange instead of pure white)

In a large soup pot
Cook bacon until crips crumble into pieces drain grease. Add minced garlic & chopped onion to bacon. Cook until onion is soft be careful not to burn garlic. Add broth and/or water and bullion cubes. Heat until boiling. Cut well washed potatos in half then into 1/4 inch slices - do not peel - add to boiling soup. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook soup until potatoes are tender about 30 minutes.Reduce heat so it is no longer boiling stir in sausage and cream. Once mixture is heated through stir in kale. Leave on low heat until kale cooks down a bit. Makes alot. You can half this recipe. We have had 5 large bowls of it and there are still leftovers.


  1. i want the recipe. :) I always want new ones

  2. I looooooooooooove that soup. I am making this as soon as possible. Oh, and Audrey is lucky-- Liam gets food dropped on his head all the time. Yesterday, I dropped sushi on his face while he was sleeping. Poor kid. Just what you want to wake up to: being slapped by raw fish.